Tacoma billboard moratorium meeting June 1

On Weds., June 1 at 4 p.m. the City of Tacoma’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the interim moratorium on billboards adopted by Tacoma City Council this month. The hearing will be held in City Council Chambers on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street.

At the City Council meeting on May 17, Ordinance No. 27982 was adopted, which put in place an emergency moratorium on the acceptance of applications to install or construct new billboards or to alter, modify or replace existing billboards anywhere in the City for 180 days. The purpose of the moratorium is to provide additional time for the City to review and consider changes to its billboard regulations. As required, the moratorium has been referred to the Planning Commission to develop findings and recommendations for submittal to City Council regarding the emergency moratorium. The Planning Commission is seeking public comment to assist them in formulating those findings and recommendations.

The public is invited to testify at the hearing or provide written comments no later than 12 p.m. on Weds., June 1, 2011 by mail at Tacoma Planning Commission, 747 Market St., Room 1036, Tacoma, Wash., 98402 or by facsimile at (253) 591-2002 or by e-mail at planning@cityoftacoma.org . If you have additional questions, contact Shirley Schultz, Principal Planner, at (253) 591-5121.

Additional information, including the complete text of the moratorium ordinance adopted by the City Council, is available on the Planning Division Web site at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/planning (click on “Billboard Moratorium”).

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